Cover of: Use of weapons | Iain M. Banks
Preview

Buy this book

Last edited by Clean Up Bot
July 22, 2019 | History
An edition of Use of weapons (1990)

Use of weapons

  • 3.8
  • 5 Ratings
  • 10 Want to read
  • 0 Currently reading
  • 9 Have read

This edition published in by OrbitBooks in London.

Written in English

400 pages

The man known as Cheradenine Zakalwe was one of Special Circumstances' foremost agents, changing the destiny of planets to suit the Culture through intrigue, dirty tricks and military action. The woman known as Diziet Sma had plucked him from obscurity and pushed him towards his present eminence, but despite all their dealings she did not know him as well as she thought. The drone known as Skaffen-Amtiskaw knew both of these people. It had once saved the woman's life by massacring her attackers in a particularly bloody manner. It believed the man to be a burnt-out case. But not even its machine could see the horrors in his past. Ferociously intelligent, both witty and horrific, USE OF WEAPONS is a masterpiece of science fiction.

Read more

Previews available in: English

Edition Availability
Cover of: Use of Weapons
Use of Weapons
2008, Orbit
Electronic resource in English
Cover of: Use of Weapons
Use of Weapons
July 28, 2008, Orbit
Paperback in English
Cover of: Use of weapons
Use of weapons
1997, Orbit
in English
Cover of: Use of Weapons
Use of Weapons
March 26, 1992, Orbit
Paperback in English - New Ed edition
Cover of: Use of weapons
Use of weapons
1991, Orbit
in English
Cover of: Use of Weapons
Use of Weapons
1990, Orbit
Hardcover
Cover of: Use of weapons.
Use of weapons.
1990, OrbitBooks
in English
Cover of: Use of weapons
Use of weapons
1990, OrbitBooks
in English

Add another edition?

Use of weapons

First published in 1990



Work Description

The man known as Cheradenine Zakalwe was one of Special Circumstances' foremost agents, changing the destiny of planets to suit the Culture through intrigue, dirty tricks and military action. The woman known as Diziet Sma had plucked him from obscurity and pushed him towards his present eminence, but despite all their dealings she did not know him as well as she thought. The drone known as Skaffen-Amtiskaw knew both of these people. It had once saved the woman's life by massacring her attackers in a particularly bloody manner. It believed the man to be a burnt-out case. But not even its machine could see the horrors in his past. Ferociously intelligent, both witty and horrific, USE OF WEAPONS is a masterpiece of science fiction.

Use of weapons

This edition published in by OrbitBooks in London.


Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
823

The Physical Object

Pagination
400p.
Number of pages
400

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24744075M
Internet Archive
useofweapons00bank
ISBN 10
0708883508

Lists containing this Book

History

Download catalog record: RDF / JSON / OPDS | Wikipedia citation
July 22, 2019 Edited by Clean Up Bot remove fake subjects
August 12, 2011 Edited by ImportBot add ia_box_id to scanned books
July 7, 2011 Created by ImportBot Imported from Internet Archive item record.